FM radio channels in Nepal close to the Indian borders are broadcasting propaganda between songs, said residents of Indian villages close to the border.
The residents have said that Nepal’s FM radio stations have been playing propaganda to back Kathmandu’s claim on Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.
These residents said that some Nepali FM channels are playing anti-India speeches between songs.
It may be mentioned here that the Nepalese parliament recently adopted a new political map of Nepal showing these areas as part of its own.
The move is being strongly opposed by India.
The main FM stations playing anti-India content between songs are Naya Nepal and Kalapani Radio and some old channels like Mallikarjun Radio and a website named annapurna.online are also broadcasting reports depicting Kalapani as a part of Nepal.
These FM stations are located at Chabrigar near the district headquarters of Dharchula in Nepal.
These stations have a range of about three kilometres and can be heard in Dharchula, Baluakot, Jauljibi and Kalika on the Indian side of the border.